Welcome everyone to your Run Pure Sports – NBA DFS Daily Breakdown. Today we will be previewing Tuesday’s four game slate in the NBA. The idea of this article will be to give you a quick glance at the games each day and provide the overnight point spreads, game and team totals along with overnight injury news and potential DFS targets.
HORNETS (117) -2.5, 231.5 @ WIZARDS (114.5)
The Washington Wizards (17-28) look to make it three wins in a row when they welcome in the Charlotte Hornets (23-22) to Capital One Arena. The Wizards are coming off a big 132-124 home win against Indiana last night behind Russell Westbrook’s monster triple-double. Playing without his backcourt teammate Bradley Beal, Westbrook went off for 35 points, 14 rebounds and 21 assists. Rui Hachimura added 26 points and 8 rebounds. The Hornets saw their three game winning streak snapped Sunday when they lost to Suns 101-97. Devonte’ Graham led the way with a team-high 30 points. Terry Rozier added 20 points and 10 rebounds. Miles Bridges came off the bench to contribute 18 points and 12 rebounds. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
Charlotte – Malik Monk, Probable
Washington – Bradley Beal, Questionable, Daniel Gafford, Doubtful
Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges, Russell Westbrook, Rui Hachimura
NUGGETS (113) -4.5, 221.5 vs 76’ERS (108.5)
The Denver Nuggets (28-18) will host the Philadelphia 76’ers (32-14) in a game between two teams with NBA title aspirations. The Nuggets are 10-3 so far in the month of March and welcomed new addition Aaron Gordon to the team on Sunday with a win over Atlanta 126-102. Gordon started and finished with 13 points in 20 minutes of action. JaMychal Green came off the bench to lead a balanced scoring attack with 20 points. Nikola Jokic had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. The 76’ers come in also red hot this month with a 10-2 record. They are coming off a road loss to the Clippers 122-112. Tobias Harris continues to lead the offense without Joel Embiid. Harris had 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the loss to the Clippers.
Denver – Monte Morris, OUT
Philadelphia – Joel Embiid, OUT, George Hill, OUT
Tobias Harris, Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr
CLIPPERS (114.5) -10.5, 218.5 vs MAGIC (104)
The Los Angeles Clippers (32-16) will welcome in the Orlando Magic (15-31) to the Staples Center a night after an impressive 129-105 home win over Milwaukee last night. They trailed 38-26 after the first quarter but outscored the Bucks 103-67 the rest of the way to extend their winning streak to six games. Paul George who sat out the game with foot soreness. Marcus Morris led the way with 25 points. Kawhi Leonard just missed a triple-double with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The Magic come in off a 96-93 loss to the Lakers. They have now lost 10 of their 12 games this month and just traded away their 3 best players at the trade deadline. They should offer up some value on certain slates with guys like Dwayne Bacon and Chuma Okeke moving into the starting lineup and getting 30+ minutes.
LA Clippers – Rajon Rondo, OUT, Patrick Beverley, OUT, Serge Ibaka, OUT, Paul George, Questionable
Orlando – Cole Anthony, OUT, Gary Harris, OUT, Terrence Ross, Probable
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George (if in) Dwayne Bacon, Chuma Okeke
SUNS (114.5) -6.5, 222.5 vs HAWKS (108)
The Phoenix Suns (31-14) return home after a successful 3-1 road trip as they welcome in the Atlanta Hawks (23-23). The Suns are 9-4 so far this month and are coming off a 101-97 win at Charlotte. Devin Booker led the way with 35 points on 10-25 shooting and 6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton added 14 points and 114 rebounds. They are currently the #2 seed in the West. The Hawks have lost three of their last four games after winning their previous eight games to start the month. Trae Young had 21 points and 7 assists in a 126-102 loss to the Nuggets in Denver on Sunday.
Atlanta – Kris Dunn, OUT, Lou Williams, Probable, De’Andre Hunter, Questionable
Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Chris Paul, John Collins